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Oct 10 2017
Stephen O'Brien has most recently been quoted in an article called U.N. slams warring parties in Yemen for fueling cholera outbreak. Stephen O'Brien said, “This cholera scandal is entirely man-made by the conflicting parties and those beyond Yemen's borders who are leading, supplying, fighting and perpetuating the fear and the fighting.”. Stephen O'Brien has been quoted a grand total of 70 times in 43 articles.
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Mar 11 2017 - United Nations

We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.feedback

Mar 10 2017

To be precise, we need $4.4 billion by July. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. That is three million people more than in January. Yet all parties to the conflict are arbitrarily denying sustained humanitarian access and politicize aid.feedback

Mar 10 2017

To be clear, we can avert a famine. We're ready despite incredible risk and danger ... but we need those huge funds now.feedback

Mar 10 2017

More than one million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished across the country, including 270,000 children who face the imminent risk of death should they not be reached in time with assistance. Meanwhile, the cholera outbreak that began in June 2016 has spread to more locations. What I saw and heard during my visit to Somalia was distressing – women and children walk for weeks in search of food and water. They have lost their livestock, water sources have dried up and they have nothing left to survive on. With everything lost, women, boys, girls and men now move to urban centers.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - United Nations

To be precise, we need $4.4bn by July. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations [in 1945]. Now, more than 20 million people across four countries face starvation and famine. That is three million people more than in January. Yet all parties to the conflict are arbitrarily denying sustained humanitarian access and politicise aid.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - Yemen

Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death. Many more will suffer and die from disease.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Somalia

In modern world history, we've never confronted the prospect of four major famines in four countries.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Sudan

We desperately need the fighting to stop. We need calm to prevail now so that we can consistently reach people in dire need, and prevent further catastrophe.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Sudan

People have been displaced, brutalized and raped. They have been attacked when they sought out assistance. This must stop, and it must stop now.feedback

Mar 04 2017 - Kenya

Crops are failing, food prices are rising and families are going hungry. The specter of hunger and disease is haunting East Africa again. We need to put a stop to this.feedback

Feb 28 2017 - Yemen

This also means access to the ports so that the needed imports can enter Yemen. Seven million people don't know where their next meal is coming from and we now face a serious risk of famine.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Yemen

Yemen is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. A staggering 7.3 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from. If there is no immediate action, and despite the ongoing humanitarian efforts, famine is now a real possibility for 2017. Malnutrition is rife, and is rising at an alarming rate.feedback

Jan 27 2017 - Yemen

Overall, the plight of children remains grim, with a child under the age of five dying every 10 minutes of preventable causes. Since the hostilities began in March 2015, more than 1,400 children have been killed and over 2,140 injured.feedback

Jan 12 2017

What started as a protection crisis, has become also a major food and nutrition crisis – today one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world.feedback

Dec 05 2016

This appeal, appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response-plans covering 33 countries, is calling for $22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested. This is a reflection of a state of humanitarian need in the world not witnessed since the Second World War.feedback

Nov 28 2016 - Aleppo

We are now reaching the point where medical facilities and medical personnel have been so severely targeted in eastern Aleppo. We're down to no functioning hospitals and barely any medical care is able to take place in eastern Aleppo. That in itself is not only breach of Security Council resolutions but also it is a breach of international humanitarian law.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Aleppo

I am outraged that the fate of vulnerable civilians – sick and injured people, children and the elderly, all in need of critical and life-saving support – rests mercilessly in the hands of parties who have consistently and unashamedly failed to put them above narrow political and military interests.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Aleppo

Brien said no patients and family members were evacuated during the three-day Russian unilateral ceasefire last week which ended on Saturday with a resumption of air strikes and a surge in ground fighting.feedback

Oct 17 2016

Families are at "extreme risk" of being caught in crossfire, tens of thousands may end up besieged or held as human shields and thousands could be forcibly expelled.feedback

Oct 07 2016 - Haiti

We expect that homes, schools and cholera treatment facilities have been destroyed and that water systems, roads and bridges have been severely damaged.feedback

Oct 02 2016 - Aleppo

The health care system in eastern Aleppo is all but obliterated.feedback

Sep 30 2016 - United Nations

Any breakdown is going to set us back.feedback

Sep 29 2016

Besiegement it's not a weapon of war, it is a flagrant, unjustifiable breech of the law – law which the besieging parties have signed up to. Even if not today, one day there will be no hiding place for the individuals and institutions callously, cynically perpetrating these war crimes.feedback

Sep 29 2016

The only remaining deterrent it seems is that there will be real accountability in the court of world opinion and disgust, goodness knows nothing else seems to be working to stop this deliberate and gratuitous carnage of lives lost.feedback

Sep 20 2016

Let me be clear: If this callous attack is found to be a deliberate targeting of humanitarians, it would amount to a war crime.feedback

Sep 20 2016 - Human Rights

The perpetrators should know that they will one day be held accountable for violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.feedback

Aug 26 2016

Our condition has deteriorated to the point of being unbearable. We withstood for four years but we couldn't any longer.feedback

Aug 26 2016

It's difficult, but we have no choice.feedback

Aug 10 2016

At all times I will look at any kind of suggestion which enables humanitarian aid to be delivered.feedback

Jun 03 2016

I told the council that the operating space for humanitarian actors is shrinking as violence and attacks across Syria increase. We need the consent of the Syrian government and all necessary security guarantees, in order to conduct airdrops.feedback

May 09 2016 - Yemen

We need greater facilitation by the authorities at every level, whether it's here in Sanaa or in Hodeidah or elsewhere in Yemen. The authorities, whoever they are, need to able to give us great and quick facilitation, not put administrative burdens in our way, not to distrust us.feedback

May 09 2016 - Yemen

We have managed to avert what otherwise might have descended into the technical description of famine, but it is very very tight.feedback

Feb 17 2016

Since March 2015, more than 35,000 casualties, including over 6000 deaths, have been reported by health facilities across the country. The United Nations has confirmed that at least 2,997 of those killed and 5,659 of those injured are civilians.feedback

Jan 27 2016

Let me be clear: the continued suffering of the people in Syria cannot be blamed on humanitarian organizations and staff. It is the failure of both the parties and the international community that have allowed this conflict to continue for far too long.feedback

Jan 27 2016

Such inaction is simply unacceptable. The impact on the ground is tangible: in 2013, we reached some 2.9 million people through the inter-agency convoy mechanism, but only 620,000 (in 2015).feedback

Jan 27 2016

More and more people are slipping out of our reach every day as the conflict intensifies and battle lines tighten.feedback

Jan 12 2016

Its vehicles were not used to take anyone out of Madaya.feedback

Dec 01 2015

Around 400 people have been identified who must be evacuated immediately. We must seek to do this and put the arrangements in place as soon as at all possible for medical treatment or they are in grave peril of losing their lives.feedback

Aug 17 2015

I am absolutely horrified by the total disregard for civilian life by all parties in this conflict. Attacks on civilians are unlawful, unacceptable and must stop.feedback

Aug 11 2015

We can see from the devastation to the Governor's offices and the municipal buildings behind just what effects the conflict is having upon the infrastructure as well as the people here in this particular community.feedback

Jul 11 2015 - Yemen

Millions are facing the threat of famine because food assistance is not reaching them, and countless wounded are dying because hospitals are closing down due to lack of fuel.feedback

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